#250: How to Heal from SIBO Without SIBO Taking Over Your Life with Phoebe Lapine

If You Want to Heal Your SIBO You Should:

  1. Address the three main risk factor buckets and identify the root cause of your bacteria overgrowth
  2. Find a bodyworker to help you navigate which protocol will work best for you
  3. Embrace a beautifully diverse diet by focusing on an anti-inflammatory protocol

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Episode Summary

SIBO, or Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, affects millions of people but can be difficult to nail down. Unlike other gut imbalances, SIBO happens when there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the upper part of your digestive tract. Because of the importance of the location of this bacteria, it takes the right support to heal your gut and reduce your inflammation.

Healing SIBO Through Food with Phoebe Lapine

Phoebe Lapine believes that food can and should be medicine. A writer, gluten-free chef, culinary instructor, Hashimoto’s advocate and so much more, Phoebe is here to share her story of autoimmune disease and healing SIBO from the inside out.

What You Need to Know About SIBO

Due to stress, lifestyle factors, and hormones, women suffer from SIBO far more often than men. It is important to understand the connections between all of these factors so that you can uncomplicate your symptoms and work on finding the healing protocol that is right for you. 

Everything from structural issues in your gut to your body’s ability to kill bacteria can have an impact on your likelihood of developing SIBO. Gas, bloating, thyroid hormones, and so much more can play a role here, which is why it is essential to equip yourself with the necessary knowledge to address your gut dysbiosis in the best way possible.

Finding the Right Treatment for Your Body

Addressing bacteria overgrowth takes an individualized approach to be the most effective possible. Antibiotics, herbs, and different diets can all be helpful depending on your unique sensitivity, lifestyle, and detox methods. It is important to know what you are working with before you start to treat your symptoms. 

Phoebe suggests starting from a place of anti-inflammatory protocols. You don’t have to stop enjoying food to cure your gut bacteria; all it takes is the knowledge to guide yourself through gut complications and get to a place of a beautifully diverse diet. Phoebe is a real example of the amazing possibilities of healing SIBO and clearing up what is going on in the body through food, lifestyle, and body kindness.

Do you or someone you love suffer from SIBO? Share which of Phoebe’s tips you are going to incorporate into your daily routine with me in the comments below!


“Sometimes you just need help getting onto a higher plateau of healing.” (18:56)

“At the end of the day, this is all just connected tissue, and fascia and soft tissue muscles, and we have to make sure those are working, which is a whole different ballgame from the bacteria situation.” (24:58) – Dr. Mariza

“SIBO to me explains why a low FODMAP diet is effective in terms of symptoms, because if you have perfectly normal bacteria in the wrong place too far up your digestive tract, and you feed them the foods they enjoy most, then, of course, you are going to have some sort of gas as part of that, having it be too far up your intestinal tract as well.” (33:18)

“It’s never just SIBO, there is usually kind of a bigger issue at play, even if it is not necessarily causing the issue in of itself.” (33:33)

“Diversity is the spice of life, and we don’t want to be overloading our system with large quantities of one ingredient.” (38:31)

In This Episode

  • Why women are more susceptible to SIBO than men (12:21)
  • The three different buckets that can impact your gut and hormone symbiosis (19:38)
  • Where to start when testing for SIBO and other digestive issues (25:42)
  • Which foods you should be focusing on to fix your SIBO and inflammation (31:34)
  • How to embrace the diversity of life with anti-inflammatory versions of comfort food (38:25)

Resources Mentioned

Order the SIBO Made Simple Book Here

SIBO Made Simple Website

SIBO Made Simple Podcast

Feed Me Phoebe Website

The Wellness Project Website

Follow Phoebe on Instagram

Dr. Allison Siebecker Website

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